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Indian Heart Journal

Mrinal Kanti Das
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July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Faizan-Ul-Haq, Uzair Yaqoob, Muhammad Mannan Ali Khan
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July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
B K S Sastry, Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, Nirmal Kumar, Deepti Kodati, Rajeev Menon
We compared one-year clinical outcomes of different drug eluting stents (DES) used in a prospective observation registry maintained in two hospitals over three years. The primary endpoint was combination of all-cause mortality, stent thrombosis and revascularization. There was no significant difference among different DES. We grouped DES into well-evaluated Imported DES (Imported group), which used to be expensive prior to price control and economical Indian DES (Indigenous group) that lack supportive clinical trials...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Nagarajan Muthialu, Soundaravalli Balakrishnan, Rajani Sundar
Multiple ventricular septal defects (VSD) are traditionally considered as surgical challenges and often ventriculotomy is needed. We report our experience with single patch closure of multiple VSDs in 4 children with a median weight was 5.6kg. VSDs were closed via right atrium with a single Goretex patch with no operative death and short mean intensive care stay. To conclude, surgical approach to multiple VSDs is still a challenge, but a select approach to septate through right atrium adds to the surgical armamentarium to handle this difficult problem...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Rajpal Prajapati, Vikas Agrawal
Familial hypercholesterolemia is an autosomally dominant disorder caused by various mutations in low-density lipoprotein receptor genes. This can lead to premature coronary atherosclerosis and cardiac-related death. The symptoms are more severe in the homozygous type of the disease. Premature malignant atherogenesis leading to aortic root abnormalities causing supravalvular aortic stenosis is rare. Our case demonstrates the diagnostic imaging findings of the phenotype of patients who have severe elevated LDL with familial hypercolesterolemia...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Murat Akcay
Thrombotic left main coronary artery (LMCA) occlusions usually manifest as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with cardiogenic shock, acute pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest, fatal arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death. There is no clinically predictor for LMCA thrombosis and no consensus regarding the optimal treatment. In the current literature, treatment options include emergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), stent implantation, intracoronary thrombolysis, anticoagulation with heparin or glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, thrombus aspiration as reperfusion strategies...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Rajeev Gupta, Denis Xavier
Non-communicable diseases are important causes of mortality and morbidity in India. Data from the Registrar General of India, World Health Organization and Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study have reported that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most important causes of death and disability. Age-adjusted mortality from these conditions has increased by 31% in last 25 years. Case-control studies have reported that hypertension is most important risk factor for CVD in India. GBD Study has estimated that hypertension led to 1...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Sundeep Mishra, Shahu Ingole, Rishi Jain
Hypertension (HTN) is a complex multi-factorial disease and is considered one of the foremost modifiable risk factors for stroke, heart failure, ischemic heart disease and renal dysfunction. Over the past century, salt and its linkage to HTN and cardiovascular (CV) mortality has been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny. There is now consensus that different individuals have different susceptibilities to blood pressure (BP)-raising effects of salt and this susceptiveness is called as salt sensitivity...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Debabrata Dash
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) is the last frontier in coronary intervention. PCI of CTO carries multiple advantages, such as significant improvement in symptoms, improvement in abnormal wall motion and left ventricular function and, possibly, increased long-term survival. As of today the procedural success is markedly improved because of technical innovations and is limited to highly experienced operators. To enhance the overall success rate from a worldwide perspective, a thorough understanding of its pathophysiology is critical to further development of newer techniques and technologies...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Rachid Boujnah, Laila Nazek, Morched Maalej, Youness El Achhab, Chakib Nejjari
The aim of the Epidemiological Trial of Hypertension in North Africa (ETHNA-Tunisia) was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical profile of hypertension in a large sample of individuals in Tunisia. This was multicenter, epidemiological, cross-sectional study conducted in patients consulting primary care physicians in Tunisia. Mean age of 5802 individuals was 49.6±16.3years. The total prevalence of hypertension was 47.4% (adjusted for age: 26.9%). Control of hypertension was only 37.1%. Hypertension may also be underdiagnosed and ineffectively treated...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Kamal Ranjbar, Farzad Nazem, Reyhaneh Sabrinezhad, Afshin Nazari
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of exercise training and l-arginine supplementation on kidney and liver injury in rats with myocardial infarction (MI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four weeks after MI, 50 male wistar rats randomly divided into five followed groups: sham surgery without MI (Sham, n=10), Sedentary-MI (Sed-MI, n=10) 3: L-Arginine-MI (La-MI, n=10) 4: Exercise training-MI (Ex-MI, n=10) and 5: Exercise and L-arginine-MI (Ex+La-MI)...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Shobhana Nayak Rao, Pradeep Shenoy M, Mundayat Gopalakrishnan, Amith Kiran B
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is a frequent post-operative complication associated with an increased risk of mortality, morbidity and hospital costs. Preoperative risk scores such as the Cleveland Clinic Scoring Tool (CCST) have been validated in Western population group to identify patients at higher risk of AKI and may facilitate preventive strategies. However, the scoring tool has not been validated systematically in a South Asian cohort. We aimed to evaluate the applicability of the CCST in prediction of AKI after open cardiac surgery in a South-Indian tertiary care center...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Sanjiban Ghosh, Anuradha Sridhar, Neville Solomon, Muthukumaran Sivaprakasham
OBJECTIVE: To report intermediate follow-up result of transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in presence of aortic valve prolapse (AVP) with or without aortic regurgitation (AR). METHOD: This is a retrospective review of 19 patients with VSD with AVP with AR who underwent transcatheter closure in between September 2011-July 2014. Mean age was 8 years (1-16 years, standard deviation [SD] 4.08 years) and mean weight was 26.03kg (9-81.5kg, SD 16.57kg)...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Manav Aggarwal, Kumaraswamy Natarajan, Maniyal Vijayakumar, Rajiv Chandrasekhar, Navin Mathew, Vikrant Vijan, Anjith Vupputuri, Sanjeev Chintamani, Bishnu Kiran Rajendran, Rajesh Thachathodiyl
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated effectiveness of transcatheter closure of post-myocardial infarction (MI) ventricular septal rupture (VSR) using atrial septal device (ASD) occluder in a cohort of patients admitted at our institute. METHOD: This was a retrospective, observational and single center study, which included patients who were treated with transcatheter closure for post-MI VSR at our tertiary care center between May 2000 and August 2014 depending upon inclusion and exclusion criteria...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
A Jerline Amutha, R Padmajavalli, D Prabhakar
OBJECTIVE: To develop a mobile app called "TMT Predict" to predict the results of Treadmill Test (TMT), using data mining techniques applied to a clinical dataset using minimal clinical attributes. To prospectively test the results of the app in realtime to TMT and correlate with coronary angiogram results. METHODS: In this study, instead of statistics, data mining approach has been utilized for the prediction of the results of TMT by analyzing the clinical records of 1000 cardiac patients...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
D Kathirvel, Gnanaraj Justin Paul, Gorijavaram Prathap Kumar, G Palanisamy, Ganesan Gnanavelu, G Ravishankar, N Swaminathan, Sangareddi Venkatesan
OBJECTIVE: Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a dreadful complication of mechanical prosthetic valves. Thrombolytic therapy (TT) for PVT is an alternative to surgery and currently making a leading role. This study compares TT with tenecteplase (TNK) and streptokinase (SK) head to head in patients with mitral PVT. METHODS: In this single center, observational study, patients with mitral PVT diagnosed by clinical data, transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fluoroscopy were included...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Alberto F Rubio-Guerra, Ana K Garro-Almendaro, Jose J Lozano-Nuevo, Karla C Arana-Pazos, Montserrat B Duran-Salgado, Herlinda Morales-López
Patients with prehypertension suffer endothelial dysfunction and are at increased cardiovascular risk. Ankle-brachial index (ABI) constitutes an efficient tool for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease; but also an ABI<0.9 is an independent and positive predictor of endothelial dysfunction and is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and mortality. THE AIM: of this study was testing whether ABI was decreased in prehypertensive patients when compared with normotensive subjects...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Ravindra Bhardwaj, Harvinder Dod, Manjinder S Sandhu, Rohil Bedi, Sachin Dod, Gregory Konat, H K Chopra, Rakesh Sharma, Abnash C Jain, Navin Nanda
OBJECTIVE: Omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which are present in nuts may reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, by changing vascular inflammation and improving endothelial dysfunction. The objective of the study was to evaluate the acute effects of two different diets, one containing walnuts and the other almonds on endothelial function. METHODS: Twenty-seven overweight volunteers underwent a randomized 2-period, crossover, controlled intervention study...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Ramsha Riaz, Aleena Zehra Merchant, Muhammad Salman Ul Haq, Syed Ali Raza Nasir, Yusra Rizvi, Jehanzeb Ahmed Khan, Sara Mohiuddin Zakaria, Hassaan Jawed, Khizar Hamid, Noor-Ul-Ain Zehra, Madiha Ahmed, Hussain Asif Ali, Kaneez Fatima
OBJECTIVE: Statins are widely used drugs, known to cause myalgia, leading to high discontinuation rates. The objective of our study was to determine the frequency of myalgia in patients on everyday-dose (EDD) regimen with those on alternate-day dose (ADD) regimen. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. A sample size of 400 patients between the age of 40-70 years, taking simvastatin 40mg for at least 6 months or more were selected...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Rajesh Kumar Goit, Bhawana Neupane Pant, Mukesh Kumar Shrewastwa
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of moderate aerobic exercise on heart rate variability (HRV) in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Forty-one obese adults with type 2 diabetes participated in this study. Anthropometric and metabolic parameters were measured, and resting electrocardiogram (ECG) for the HRV analysis at spontaneous respiration was recorded for 5 min in supine position before and after six months of supervised aerobic training given thrice-a-week...
July 2018: Indian Heart Journal
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